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  • Tomb Owner
    Niankhre (Lepsius 52)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    Hermann Junker, German, 1877–1962
  • Reisner No
    G IV S
  • Junker No
    Mastaba V
  • Lepsius No
    LG 52
  • Reisner No., alternate spelling
    G I S No.4
  • PorterMoss Date
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    S 107; S 69; serdab; chapel
  • Remarks
    Mastaba is located along south side of Khufu Pyramid, east of Mastaba IV, west of Mastaba VI and north of S 127/129. Owner is called Niankhre I by Junker, who hypothesized a larger mastaba ("Mastaba V") originally planned for this space between Mastabas IV and VI, with possibly shaft S 160 built as its main shaft.

Finds 21

Maps & Plans 2

Published Documents 6

Unpublished Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Jánosi, Peter. "Aspects of Mastaba Development: The Position of Shafts and the Identification of Tomb Owners." In Filip Coppens, ed. Abusir and Saqqara in the year 2001. Proceedings of the Symposium (Prague, September 25th-27th, 2001). Archiv Orientální 70, No. 3 (August 2002). Prague: Oriental Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, pp. 343-344, 349-350, figs. 5-6.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 9. Das Mittelfeld des Westfriedhofs. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 73, Abhandlung 2. Vienna: Rudolph M. Rohrer, 1950, pp. 156-162, figs. 3, 5, 58-61, pls. 9, 12, 22, plan 1 of 2 after p.211.

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G271.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 219, plan. 19.

People 3

Ancient People

  • Niankhre (Lepsius 52)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of Lepsius 52. Most tomb decoration no longer extant, but name of tomb owner recorded by Lepsius.

Modern People

  • (Karl) Richard Lepsius

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1810–1884
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Hermann Junker

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1877–1962
    • Remarks Egyptologist, Director of German-Austrian expedition to Giza, 1911–1929. Published 12 volumes of final excavation reports from Giza expedition. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.